Clean Energy Advisory Council (CEAC)



CLEAN ENERGY ADVISORY COUNCIL
    Background

    In its January 21, 2016 Order Authorizing the Clean Energy Fund Framework in Case 14-M-0094, the Public Service Commission established a Clean Energy Advisory Council (CEAC). The Council is co-chaired by Department of Public Service Staff (Staff) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The Commission required that the Council address specific issues and provide the Commission or Staff with recommendations and reports regarding such issues. To comply with the Commission directives, the Council has developed an organizational structure that relies upon Working Groups to conduct the necessary research and analysis and to prepare reports regarding their findings and recommendations.

    Structure

    The Clean Energy Advisory Council (CEAC) operates through the structure of a Steering Committee and Working Groups. The Steering Committee is co-chaired by Department of Public Service Staff and NYSERDA and is comprised of members from utilities and New York Power Authority (NYPA), the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), and from a broad array of stakeholders from key representative groups.

    Materials and documents related to the Clean Energy Advisory Council are publicly available by going to Matter 16-00561


    WORKING GROUPS
      Working Groups may be formed to implement Commission requirements or to engage in work deemed necessary by the Steering Committee. In order to establish a Working Group, the Steering Committee shall conduct outreach and provide an opportunity for stakeholders to express interest in Working Group participation. Upon completing the necessary outreach, the Steering Committee must develop and file in Matter 16-00561 a Working Group Charter document that describes the scope tasks, deliverables, timelines, and initial members of the Working Group.

        • Clean Energy Implementation & Coordination Working Group
            The Clean Energy Implementation & Coordination Working Group was established to coordinate planning and implementation among New York's clean energy program administrators, in consultation with DPS Staff to better support New York's clean energy policy objectives, provide clarity to the market, and serve ratepayers.

            Documents related to the Clean Energy Implementation & Coordination Working Group are publicly available by going to Matter 16-01005

        • Energy Efficiency Procurement & Markets Working Group
            The overall purpose of the Energy Efficiency Procurement and Markets Working Group is to develop strategies to create vibrant markets for energy efficiency as an attractive business opportunity, resulting in greater market-wide levels of energy efficiency with less need for direct ratepayer support. A focal point for this work will be investigating promising market mechanisms, standards, and business models that can realize the value of energy efficiency to participating customers, as a system resource, and as a cost-effective means of achieving State Energy Plan goals - in a manner that is responsive to customer needs for distributed energy solutions.

            Documents related to the Energy Efficiency Procurement & Markets Working Group are publicly available by going to Matter 16-01006

        • Low & Moderate Income Clean Energy Initiatives Working Group
            The Low & Moderate Income (LMI) Clean Energy Initiatives Working Group will provide the venue for NYSERDA, the Utilities, and other interested stakeholders to actively evaluate alternative approaches for the delivery of services to LMI customers that can improve consumer value, for the customers served as well as for the rate-payer funding invested.

            Documents related to the Low & Moderate Income Clean Energy Initiatives Working Group are publicly available by going to Matter 16-01007

        • Voluntary Investment & Other Market Development Working Group
            The Voluntary Investment & Other Market Development Working Group will develop strategies to maximize energy efficiency and distributed energy resources (DER) deployment in the commercial and industrial (C&I) sectors, including through approaches that encourage and recognize voluntary investments in clean energy technology and solutions that help accelerate and increase achievement of the Clean Energy Standard and State Energy Plan (SEP) goals.

            Documents related to the Voluntary Investment & Other Market Development Working Group are publicly available by going to Matter 16-01010

        • Metrics, Tracking & Performance Assessment Working Group
            The goal of the Metrics, Tracking & Performance Assessment Working Group is to develop recommendations for a consistent approach to metrics, data tracking, and performance assessment, inclusive of evaluation, measurement & verification (EM&V) that looks to advances in technology and approaches to reduce and limit the dollars needed for these functions while maintaining needed reliability, thereby increasing the dollars available for program delivery. The Working Group will also identify and recommend metrics and approaches for evaluation market development and transformation.

            Documents related to the Metrics, Tracking & Performance Assessment Working Group are publicly available by going to Matter 16-01008

        • REV Energy Efficiency Best Practices Working Group
            The REV Energy Efficiency Best Practices Working Group is formed to share the most promising practices for learning, replication, and impact across service territories as the REV framework is implemented. REV Energy Efficiency Best Practices Working Group will also consider successful approaches employed in other states and countries.

            Documents related to the REV Energy Efficiency Best Practices Working Group are publicly available by going to Matter 16-01009